Kat Kourbeti

Kat Kourbeti

Film critic, novelist.

  • Location: London
  • Career stage: Entry
  • Freelancer: Available

I am a film critic/programmer and novelist based in London. My accent makes people think I'm American. I am not, but it's funny to make people squint at me.

I have been writing and making videos for the UK's leading film blogs since March 2014. I love a good blockbuster as much as a great indie film; it's not about the boom factor, but rather - is the story good? Are the characters believable? Did I forget where I was for an hour or two because of how engaging this film was? Most of the time, the answer is no; it is surprisingly hard to find a good character-driven film these days.

I've got a film-focused YouTube channel (Cinescapist TV) as well as a writing-focused/vloggy one (Two G(r)eeks). If you're into video content, I've gotcha.

I've been accredited press for several film festivals in the UK, including London Film Festival, Edinburgh International Film Festival, Sundance London, and Raindance. I have also helped curate a film festival at the Barbican, with the Barbican Young Programmers, called Chronic Youth in 2016. 

Since then I've been volunteering as a programmer at the Deptford Cinema, an entirely volunteer-run, DIY community cinema in South London. We put on some really cool films. You should come check us out.

I'm also working on my first novel, but that's more of a solo thing, I guess. 

Work History

Ticket Sales Advisor - Barbican Centre

Oct 2014 - Present

Staff Writer - Flickering Myth

Mar 2014 - Present

Radio Presenter & Producer - Radio Brunel

Sep 2010 - Oct 2012

Contributing Author - Wit & Fancy

Sep 2011 - Aug 2012

Education

Creative Writing - BA (Hons) - Brunel University

Sep 2008 - Jul 2011

English and Greek Lit, Drama, Psychology, Math & Chemistry - International Baccalaureate Diploma - Anatolia College, Thessaloniki, Greece

Sep 2005 - Jun 2007

Creative Writing and Drama - Short course - Northfield Mount Hermon School

Jun 2005 - Aug 2005

Skills

  • Copy Writing
  • Creative Writer
  • Creative writing
  • Criticism
  • Digital Journalism
  • Fiction
  • Podcasting
  • Presentation
  • YouTube Promotion

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